Examining Community Development and Environmental Strategies in Yunlin County with Biotope Area Factor (BAF) (79322)

Session Information: Science, Environment and the Humanities
Session Chair: Gregory Crawford

Sunday, 26 May 2024 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 608
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Amidst the global drive towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 SDGs) and the ambitious target of Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050, sustainability has taken center stage in societal development. This study, using Yunlin County as a focal point, delves into the impact of community planning and design on the quality of the ecological environment. Furthermore, it puts forth strategies aimed at elevating sustainability to higher levels. The research is spurred by the urgent need for environmental sustainability, with the objectives of mitigating the urban heat island effect, improving spatial energy efficiency, and fostering human-scale living spaces conducive to sustainable lifestyles. To achieve these goals, the study draws inspiration from the 1980s German concept of the Biotope Area Factor (BAF) and explores its potential application as a policy tool to reshape community planning and design paradigms. The primary objective of the research is to construct an assessment framework for the Biotope Area Factor (BAF) and propose an evaluation strategy for BAF values within communities. This framework is designed to quantitatively measure the sustainability of communities, thus promoting more robust and sustainable community development. The Biotope Area Factor serves as a tool for gauging environmental health, assigning an index to diverse land surface forms to unveil the ecological health status of a region.

Yi-Pin Lin, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jing-Shoung Hou, National Formosa University, Taiwan
Khoon Sean Yeoh, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Sung-Chin Chung, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

About the Presenter(s)
Mr KHOON SEAN YEOH is a School Administrator at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology in Taiwan

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00